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Theory of Relativity

This Discovery Could Help Us Hear The Sounds Of The Big Bang

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.24.2016 | Science

Scientists confirmed last year what Albert Einstein had predicted 100 years ago in his general theory of relativity. Physicists from the Laser Interfe...

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

George Musser | Posted 04.26.2016 | World
George Musser

Whereas general relativity took a single genius (Einstein) a decade to create, that deeper theory -- known as a quantum theory of gravity -- has flummoxed generations of geniuses for a century.

One Hundred Years of Gravitational Waves

Santhosh Mathew, PhD | Posted 02.12.2017 | Science
Santhosh Mathew, PhD

We all are familiar with the force of gravity. But, where do the gravitational waves fit in the picture?

Martin Luther King, Jr.: His Place in the Modern Universe

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2017 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Many will opine on the right way to recall and celebrate Dr. King's place in the universe. My modest contribution is to suggest we recall and celebrate the universe in which Dr. King, and all the rest of us, have found a place -- and the means by which we know it.

Splitting the Apple

Nelson Saiers | Posted 12.10.2016 | Arts
Nelson Saiers

As an artist with years of mathematical training, I am continuously looking for inspiration and find much in Cézanne's and Einstein's work.

This is How You Create a Successful, Equitable Economy

NationSwell | Posted 11.12.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Time is the scarcest resource that we have, but it's something everyone has access to it -- whether you're Bill Gates or a person living on the street. This basic equality of time is the foundation for the online time banking platform TimeRepublik.

Einstein's Piano

Pia de Jong | Posted 11.11.2016 | Science
Pia de Jong

This month marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. Amid all the celebrations and conferences, it is easy to forget about the real human being who actually did it. But if you live in Princeton, and his piano is in your living room, he is always present.

The End of the Universe: Dependent of Gooeyness?

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 07.02.2016 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

The Big Rip, the Big Crunch, the Big Freeze, it pretty much sounds like a list of 'big' Hollywood B-movies. Funny as they may sound, these are some of the most fundamental theories for the beginning and the ending of the Universe.

Relatively Speaking

Hanoch Gutfreund | Posted 05.19.2016 | Science
Hanoch Gutfreund

Almost 100 years ago, on November 25, 1915, Albert Einstein presented to the Prussian Academy of Sciences the final version of his general theory of relativity, which also became the standard theory of gravity.

If You Think Short Copy Sells More, Think Again!

Ira Kalb | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Much of the marketing that is done is based on conjecture with little application of knowledge or bona fide data. Marketers, who never really learned marketing deeply enough, base their judgments on their opinions, which are too often shaped by misconceptions.

Here's Why Einstein's Theory Of Relativity Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Science

A century has passed since Albert Einstein published his seminal paper on general relativity, and scientists are still using this iconic theory to exp...

Quvenzhané Wallis' Golden Globes Nomination Shocked Twitter

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment

The 72nd annual Golden Globe nominations were announced Thursday morning, highlighting the best in film and television this year. As usual, there were...

Interstellar Science: 'That's Relativity'

Jeffrey Bennett | Posted 01.11.2015 | Science
Jeffrey Bennett

Have you seen Christopher Nolan's Interstellar yet? It's generating a lot of discussion both about the story and the science, and as one of the characters explains in the movie, the science focuses around Einstein's theory of relativity. As the author of a new book about that theory, I thought I should weigh in on the movie.

WATCH: Adorable 8-Year-Old Hits Neil deGrasse Tyson With Tricky Black Holes Question

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science

Is it possible to survive falling into a black hole? Eight-year-old Dane Rogan Showalter, a science enthusiast, posed this question to "Cosmos" hos...

Albert Einstein: A Radical Voice Sorely Missed; He'd Be 135 Today

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Albert Einstein was a reluctant celebrity, but he recognized that he could use his fame to promote causes to make the world more humane and democratic. Today -- when both science and democracy are under attack by right-wing forces -- Einstein's voice as both a scientist and citizen are sorely missed.

Fantasy Physics: Should Einstein Have Won 7 Nobel Prizes?

A. Douglas Stone | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science
A. Douglas Stone

While Einstein himself barely dwelt on honors, it is an interesting exercise to ask how many Nobel-caliber breakthroughs Einstein made during his productive research career. This analysis has a bit in common with fantasy sports.

WATCH: How The Universe (And Everything) Began

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.03.2014 | Science

How did everything begin? Yes, many of us know about the Big Bang, but do you know what happened at the tiniest levels, with quarks and particles? ...

Global Curriculum -- The World Village

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Sixth in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101 "Self-study, self-exploration, self-empowerment -- these are the virtues of a great education." ...

Dark Matter Search Turns To Ideas Once Considered Fringe

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Ever since astronomers realized that most of the matter in the universe is invisible, they have tried to sort out what that obscure stuff might be. Bu...

Einstein's Weird Prediction Simulated On Tiny Chip

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science

It took two major expeditions charting the solar eclipse of 1919 to verify Albert Einstein’s weird prediction about gravity — that it distorts the...

Is Time Travel To Past REALLY Possible?

LiveScience | Jillian Scharr | Posted 08.26.2013 | Science

The concept of a time machine typically conjures up images of an implausible plot device used in a few too many science-fiction storylines. But accord...

New Experiment Puts Einstein To Test

LiveScience | Clara Moscowitz | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science

The speed of light is considered to be the ultimate cosmic speed limit, thanks to Einstein's special theory of relativity. But physicists aren't conte...

Martin Luther King, Einstein and the Logic of Dignity

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Giovanna Mingarelli

Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity contends that it is a universal truth that everybody will see an object or perceive a situation differently. This is partly rooted in what has long been known in the world of physics as the observer effect.

Key Einstein Theory Faces Toughest Test Yet

Posted 04.26.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 04/25/2013 02:02 PM EDT on SPACE.com An extreme pair of superdense stars orbiting each other has put Einstein's gen...

Time Travel to the Future Is Real

Louis A. Del Monte | Posted 05.28.2013 | Science
Louis A. Del Monte

Humankind's fascination with time travel dates back thousands of years, and although many people believe that time travel is strictly science fiction, it is not. Actually, as odd as this may sound, we are all time travelers.